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El Paso Museum of History

510 N. Santa Fe Street, El Paso, TX
(915) 351-3588
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Ranked #27 of 51 Attractions in El Paso
Type: History Museums
Description: Established in 1974, this museum contains life-size exhibits depicting El Paso's history.
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English first
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287 reviews 287 reviews
75 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Just like the art museum, it will take the average family about 30-60 minutes to see this museum. The fire exhibit is by far the best area of the museum. You will go once and probably never go back. I would have rated it poor, except admission is free.

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Dallas, Texas
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97 reviews 97 reviews
69 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Since I am the 5th generation to be born in this border, this museum tells the story of my town, family, and people. Liked the pictures and the oral stories about the Segundo Barrio..even if I did grow up in Juarez..my parents both spent their childhoods in the Segundo

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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is a fairly small museum. I saw the "Up in Smoke" exhibit that I enjoyed and the upstairs history of El Paso exhibits. It also has the best museum gift shop in town. There are toys and inexpensive gifts as well as some very fine pottery at around $100 dollars(a very good selection of quality items for every pocket... More

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Harker Heights
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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A small museum that was free (unless you want to see the traveling exhibit). The second floor history of El Paso area was informative. Some interesting drawings and pics of old El Paso that shows how the town grew.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This was a school trip back in the 7th grade! At this time, it was always an awesome experience to get out of class!!!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The rotating exhibit (about El Paso's firefighters) took up most of the first floor. The subject matter didn't interest me, so I sort of breezed through it. However, the history of the entire El Paso area located on the museum's second floor was pretty good. There was a good balance between artifacts and signage with historical information. I particularly enjoyed... More

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El Paso, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Let me start by saying this museum is FREE! It is not the best museum but it is a great place to take the family and teach the kids about El Paso history! And did I mention its FREE! Everyone in El Paso should make the trip at least once and don't forget to leave a donation.

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Dallas, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Permanent collection on history of El Paso was well-presented but the place is small and can easily be zipped through. To read everything would take an hour max. But it is free.

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Gorman, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Their collection was not very big and they really did not have much information on the history of El Paso or the surrounding areas. It wasn't a large museum and it seemed they didn't even have enough to fill the room they did have. I felt that there could have been much more information and artifacts about this very historical... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

A few really cool features, mostly just some interesting history about the area. Not very extensive though. But hey, it's free! **Has a couple interactive exhibits for kids that can be neat.

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